McGill implements immediate hiring freeze; Moody’s outlines financial implications of QC tuition hike


McGill University has implemented an immediate hiring freeze on all academic and administrative positions and suspended any ongoing recruitment processes in response to the Government of Québec’s plan to increase tuition fees for out-of-province students. Some categories of employment–including course lecturers, postdoctoral fellows, and research assistants–will be exempt from these measures. In a public statement explaining the decision, McGill asserted that the “financial conditions that we will face over the current and upcoming fiscal years are deeply worrisome.” Moody’s credit rating agency recently said that QC’s tuition plan was likely to negatively impact the credit of McGill and Concordia University and could weaken the reputation and strategic brand of both institutions.

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